20 Years Ago, Reese Witherspoon Attended Her First Golden Globes Carpet

Reese Witherspoon is nominated at the 2020 Golden Globes. Take a look back at her very first Golden Globes night 20 years ago!

By Jess Cohen Jan 01, 2020 11:00 AMTags
Reese Witherspoon, 2000 Golden GlobesONS/ZUMAPRESS.com

It's been 20 years since Reese Witherspoon received her very first Golden Globes nomination.

That's right, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association first recognized the talented actress at the 2000 Golden Globes, where she was nominated for her work in the movie Election. Two years later, Witherspoon was nominated once again, this time for her work in Legally Blonde. In 2006, Witherspoon picked up her first Golden Globes win for her performance in Walk the Line.

Since that time, Witherspoon has been nominated for a Golden Globe for her work in Wild and Big Little Lies. The HBO series, which Witherspoon is a producer on, took home the award for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television in 2018.

This year, Witherspoon is nominated once again at the 2020 Golden Globes, this time for her work in The Morning Show. Witherspoon is nominated for Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama, and she's up against her co-star Jennifer Aniston in the category.

Reese Witherspoon at the 2000 Golden Globes

But, before we see who takes home the award at the ceremony this Sunday, let's take a trip down Golden Globes lane! Check out Witherspoon at the 2000 Golden Globes below!

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And be sure to watch the 77th Golden Globe Awards this Sunday, Jan. 5, at 8 p.m. on NBC.

A Star Is Born

Witherspoon was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, at the ceremony for her performance in Election.

First Time Nominee

The actress, who donned a gorgeous strapless dress to the award show, was nominated alongside Janet McTeer, Julianne Moore, Julia Roberts, and Sharon Stone.


Witherspoon shared a laugh with photographers on the red carpet.

Wave to Cameras

Witherspoon attended the ceremony with her then-husband, Ryan Phillippe.

A Walk Down Memory Lane

The actors first met in 1997, a few years before they starred in Cruel Intentions together.

Red Carpet Couple

The duo, who tied the knot in 1999, share kids Ava and Deacon Phillippe. 


Phillippe and Witherspoon stopped by an after-party following the 2000 Golden Globes.